Brittany Rochford “loves to hit the ball,” and she’s pretty darn good at it. The senior captain isn’t just one of the best hitters on Emerson’s softball team — she’s one of the best hitters on the Division 3 level.
After spending three seasons as the head coach of the Emerson men’s basketball team, Jim O’Brien announced his retirement today.
The Lions’ young pitching staff made history when freshman Cal Laird and sophomore Jack Caportorto combined to throw the first no-hitter in school history in a 2-0 win.
Emerson’s women’s lacrosse team is in the midst of its first season of competition in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. As the team works to earn respect in its new conference, the squad will look to five dual sport athletes, who already have NEWMAC experience under their belt, to help propel their team into the playoffs.
Emerson announced the hiring of new athletic director Patricia Nicol on March 18, replacing Stan Nance, who took over in an interim role in May 2012 after Kristen Parnell's resignation. Nicol, who spent the last 10 years at Division 2 Southern Connecticut State University at the same position, will officially begin May 19.
As Emerson’s new athletic director, Patricia Nicol said she’ll have to wait until she officially begins her duties May 19 to really have any concrete plans for changing the department. She did, however, emphasize the importance of alumni relations.
Journalism professor Carole Simpson said she has been trying for six years to get her cousin to come for a visit to the Emerson campus, but he’s just been too busy with work.
He graduated Emerson with a film degree in May 2012, and now he’s entering his second year as the head lacrosse coach at Emerson. From player to coach, Dan Gold has quickly climbed the ranks.
The Emerson men’s tennis team was one of the school’s most successful squads in the spring of 2013. Finishing with a 10-2 overall record, the team reached the Great Northeast Athletic Conference semi-finals before losing to Suffolk University.
Emerson has hired Patricia Nicol to be its new athletic director, according to Dean of Students Ronald Ludman, and a statement released by the college today. Nicol is currently serving as the athletic director at Southern Connecticut State University.
Emerson softball coach Phil McElroy remembers seeing the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll and thinking his Lions were ranked a little bit low at eighth out of 10 teams.
The Emerson College men’s baseball team completed its annual spring break trip to Fort Myers, Fla., and returned to Boston with a 2-7 record and a bounce in its step. Emerson’s two victories now equal last year’s win total for the entire season, although both came against Northland College of Wisconsin, which is currently 1-8.
Junior forward Kristin Brice scored nearly double the number of points of any other teammate this season.
As a freshman at Bishop Connolly High School in nearby Fall River, Mass., Scott Barboza ran two weeks’ worth of sprints during the preseason for the school’s freshman basketball team and promptly decided his career in sports was not going to be as a player.
Kelsey Johnson showed up to Emerson’s accepted students day in the spring of 2012, she was as much of an unknown as the rest of the incoming freshmen he hadn’t recruited.